How to talk about sexting with your kids

At least one in four teens receive sexually explicit texts and emails, and at least one in seven teens send sexts.

7 practical tips, tricks and tools to get kids ready for kindergarten

Fun apps and games can offer an extra boost — and kids won’t even realize they’re learning.

How to use TV and movies to teach your kids media literacy

When kids relate to the content in movies and TV shows, they’re more engaged and can learn critical-thinking skills by discussing them.

Real-world reasons parents should care about kids and online privacy

The internet is so woven into our lives, we need to be aware of the worst-case scenarios that can strike when we’re unprepared.

15 online ‘camps’ fill kids’ summer with learning adventures

If managing your kids’ summer schedules is running you ragged, you may want to consider the online option.

Summer TV you can feel good about — with activities! 

Watching TV doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Combine favorite shows with cool activities to get kids moving and thinking.

Don’t miss this 2019 summer movie guide for kids

Kids and parents have been waiting for these summer blockbusters for what feels like forever, and it looks like they’ll be worth the wait.

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10 risky apps parents should watch out for in 2019

it’s nearly impossible to keep up with every hot new app on your kid’s phone, which makes knowing the risky features a solid first step.

13 viral YouTube challenges your kids know about – and what you can do

Kids are watching challenges on YouTube for entertainment, but some inspire kids to try them out themselves. Here’s what parents can do.

Learn the 4 C’s of screen-time balance in this Kidcast

Is it hard to pull the i-Pad from your kid’s gripping hands?  You’re not alone!

How to set parental controls on Netflix

Parental controls are just one way to help your kid learn to make appropriate choices. They work best with a conversation about why you’re restricting access.


Questions about Fortnite? Kidcast shares Common Sense Media’s insider advice

Learn the positive and negative aspects of Fortnite.


Is it OK for my kid to start her own YouTube channel?

For kids, video is a fun way to communicate, but you may have concerns about the risks of broadcasting on the Web.

A parent’s ultimate guide to Discord, the hot new social app

Check out the Common Sense Media review of Discord and tips on this latest trend.

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Is It OK for my kid to start her own YouTube channel? Check out these safety measures.

YouTube is a huge sensation with kids. It’s important to balance your concerns with the benefits they can reap.

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5 media resolutions every family should make in 2019

The way you use media and tech has a huge influence on your kids, and you can be a great role model for using them mindfully.

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